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5/5 Novelist Alice Sebold confesses her ultimate obsession - peanut butter.
4/5 Simon Winchester goes in search of the best shoofly, huckleberry and pumpkin pies.
3/5 American Novelist Michael Cunningham on his attachment to macaroni cheese in a box.
2/5 American writer Joyce Maynard talks about winter gales and bowls of popcorn.
1/5 Writer Adam Gopnik makes his mother's cheesecake and discusses the appeal of this dessert.